Holiday Gift Guide: Children and Friends

One of the hardest people to find the perfect gift for are our friends and the sweet children in our lives. Here at overstockArt, we are here to help with a few suggestions to find a great present for those you care about. Here are some of our top selections for those we call friends and those that are still young enough to believe in Santa.


Edgar Degas-Star Dancer (On Stage)

French Impressionist Edgar Degas was known for his paintings of ballerinas and dancers, and in Star Dancer (On Stage), he glimpses into the life of female dancers in 1870s Paris. Degas vividly depicts the young star of a show completing an arabesque, owning the stage while other dancers wait in the wings. This would be perfect for any little girl who has dreams of being on stage and in the spotlight herself.

Charles Marion Russell-A Slick Rider

A Slick Rider by Charles Marion Russell is beautiful traditional painting that captures an excellent horse rider and brings a touch of the wild west to life. Russell is best known for creating traditional style oil paintings, featuring cowboys, Indians, and landscapes, with his most noted work featuring historic figures, Louis and Clark. Spark the imagination of that special little boy in your life with this thoughtful gift.

Franz Marc-Blue Black Fox

Blue Black Fox by the famous German Expressionist painter, Franz Marc is a bright oil painting reproduction that will add color and texture to the room of any energetic child. Marc took a unique approach to Expressionism in depicting a number of nature and animal subjects, which are also noted for their incredibly intense and vivid color. It will light up the holidays for any special child on your shopping list.


Georges Seurat-Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte

Sunday, Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte is Georges Seurat’s most famous painting and one of 19th century’s biggest icons. Seurat took a scientific approach to painting and believed color could be used to evoke emotion from a viewer. The pointillist approach to this crowded scene brings the colors together and creates a relaxed mood. Share this with someone you know would love a sunny afternoon in the park.

Vincent Van Gogh-Cafe Terrace at Night

Vincent Van Gogh’s Cafe Terrace at Night is the first painting in which Van Gogh started using backgrounds filled with stars in his work. It pre-dates Starry Night and  Starry Night Over the Rhone. The vibrant combination of warm colors and depth of perspective are definitely unique to Van Gogh’s style of painting. In this scene, there are lot of open seats ready to welcome a lively crowd. This piece would bring a bright smile to any of your most esteemed art loving friends.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir-La Grenouillere (The Frog Pond)

In The Frog Pond, Pierre-Auguste Renoir exhibits his fine-tuned impressionist elements in a rich display of greens, browns and yellows. As the group gathers around the boat, you don’t need to see the details of their faces to feel the energy of the party. With its bright and vivid colors, and the casual subject, this painting helps to create a light and carefree atmosphere in any room for the friend you give this to.

We think that these choices will delight those special friends and children on your holiday shopping list. If you haven’t found exactly what you are looking for, feel free to browse our bestsellers gallery for even more inspiration. Give the gift of great art and they can enjoy it all year long.

About the Author

Amanda graduated from the University of Kansas, where she studied English literature and got a masters degree in library sciences. She enjoys reading, cooking and playing with her nephews. Her best friend is her little dog Brady.